Four area students have received money awards through the annual Scholarships for Military Children program.
The four were among 670 college and high-school students who received awards. More than 5,000 students applied for scholarships through the program.
Morgan Fermin, Chanelle Craig and Brandee Craig, all of Hinesville, and Jamal Wright of Allenhurst each received a $1,500 college scholarship.
Applicants for the 2012 program were required to maintain a minimum 3.0 grade point average, participate in voluntary school and community activities, demonstrate leadership qualities and write an essay on “Whose four faces would you place on a 21st century Mount Rushmore type of monument and why?”
Bernard Cote, president of scholarship managers, said the cumulative grade-point average of the applicants was in the 3.7-3.9 range.